Laura Romney, Balanced Body Master Instructor, has been teaching Pilates since 2006. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT, where it was very easy to be active. She started gymnastics at a young age and progressed to competitive softball, and then continued to excel in track and field. Her love of all things physical led to an easy decision to major in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Utah.
She moved to New Orleans in 2006 and absolutely fell in love with the city. Laura pursued a certification in Pilates through the PhysicalMind Institute and became a Master Instructor through Balanced Body in 2014, after only nine years teaching! She considers it an honor to be included in the Balanced Body family and is continuously inspired and amazed by her peers in the Pilates community. Laura is on a relentless pursuit of new information and looks forward to bringing that to her clients, classes, and workshops every. single. day!
Outside of the studio, you may run into her on one of her daily walks through Audubon Park with her two dogs and pot-bellied pig in tow. You’re equally as likely to run into her in some various stage of costume, reveling in the magic of New Orleans or enjoying the newest restaurant in the neighborhood.
Kelly has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years. She began her career as an aerobics instructor in the late 1980's and has been hooked ever since. She completed her Pilates training through the Power Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Program in 2002. Kelly believes that Pilates is for EVERY body and that it sets the foundation for safer and stronger movement throughout other fitness modalities and life in general. She also believes Pilates can be a key component for mobility and recovery and meets every person where they are at on their own movement journey. While her training style focuses primarily on the Classical Pilates Method she is enjoying using the Classical base as a springboard to contemporary exercises. In her free time you will find Kelly hanging out with her husband and their three kittiots (cats), painting, knitting, cooking, trying not to kill her plants, pursuing her Master's degree and training for kettlebell sport competitions. She is hoping that step aerobics and legwarmers make a come back...not necessarily in that order.
Lilah Matthew is a fully-certified Stott Pilates instructor. She completed most of her training with Bodycenter Studios in Seattle, but also trained with Marshall Ecklund in San Diego and at Stott headquarters in Toronto.
She has studied Pilates since learning about it as a teenage professional-track ballet student. Though Lilah has worked with clients of all types and abilities, many of her clients have been those with back injuries.
Lilah believes Pilates is a practice— evolving, not always perfect, and tailored to the body doing it.